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September 12, 2005 Issue

  • Editorials

    Timid Democrats, Muscular Unions

    A dozen Democrats are feeling timid about opposing Supreme Court nominee John G. Roberts Jr., while a score of unions and grassroots organizations are showing muscle against CAFTA.

    David Sirota

  • In Fact…


    the Editors

  • Solidarity, 25 Years Later

    That brief explosion in Gdansk of civic participation and political innovation contains secrets and gems of political ideals that can be achieved.

    David Ost

  • Gaza Illusions

    Disengagement represents a dangerous step backward in the struggle to find a just peace for Israelis and Palestinians and leaves many core issues unresolved.

    Richard Falk

  • Lessons of Camp Casey

    There is no possible strategy to win in Iraq. Now is the time for activists to reach out to the families of soldiers in Iraq who may feel betrayed.

    the Editors

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  • Books and the Arts

    ‘The Constant Gardener': What the Movie Missed

    As Big Pharma increasingly turns to the Third World to test its products, this lush film will spark outrage, but glosses over the constant vigilance necessary to police drug trials.

    Sonia Shah

  • Neighbors

    A trio of film reviews: Wall, Tony Takitani and Red Eye.

    Stuart Klawans

  • It’s a Man’s, Man’s World

    Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men seems designed as a calculated assault on the reader.

    William Deresiewicz

  • Patriotic Bore

    Two recent books on Tom Paine and on the unruly birth of US democracy reveal that liberal historians have become believers in the 'radicalism' of the American Revolution.

    Daniel Lazare

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